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Biomass conversion more cost-effective than Hinkley: REA

Biomass conversion more cost-effective than Hinkley: REA


The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has said that the conversion of old coal power stations to biomass would be a more cost-effective approach to decarbonisation than the Hinkley Point C nuclear project. In a statement on Thursday 15 September, the organisation said that these conversions would require a lower contract for difference strike price, and would need only 15 years of support compared to the 35 years given to Hinkley. Nina Skorupska, chief executive of the REA, said: “While we welcome a diverse low-carbon energy mix, we urge the government to consider the costs and support other industries in which the UK could be a global leader, such as energy storage.”

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